|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our home is a beach front property right on West Bay Beach in Roatan. Which was voted 'Top 5 Most Beautiful Beaches' and 'Top 20 Places to Retire' and 'Top 10 Dive Spots' in the World by USA Today. Roatan was also recently featured by The New York Times as “53 Places to Go in 2008”, and in the Wall Street Journal as a “Hot Spot for 2008”.
This is a two level home. You may rent the entire home or by individual levels. The upstairs unit accommodates 6 people. The downstairs unit accommodates 2 people. The upstairs level has two full bathrooms and a separate kitchen. The downstairs level also has two full bathrooms and a separate kitchen. A cook and cleaning lady can be available to you for an additional fee per day. Nancy has worked with us for over twenty years.
There are lots of beach chairs and floaties to lounge in the sea downstairs; there are books, chess, checkers, family board games, and more, available for family time and repose.
Enjoy the Caribbean right at your feet. Literally! A private beach with clear aquamarine water and an azure sky await you. Lush tropical plants and verdant flowers surround this villa designed to blend in with nature. Hammocks string from palm trees and sunsets flash a very incredible green, briefly in the afternoon. You can take just three minutes to swim out into the world's second largest barrier reef, a very safe and tranquil underwater adventure! Or take a ten minute walk to Gumbalimba National Park, which has an Insectarium and offers a walk through a Tropical Bioreserve, 'Snuba' Diving for Kids, and Canopy Tours on Zip Lines. Whatever you want to do, whether taking it easy, or having an adventure, it's all right on West Bay Beach.
The view from our Emerald Beach House is breathtaking and calming. The deck is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset and the breezes and sounds of the Caribbean. Windows along the home make this a very bright and open villa, the only one privately available with a veranda overlooking the ocean on west bay beach.
This is the place where you don't have to do a thing, just relax or take a siesta in one of our hammocks, or snorkel and scuba dive and experience one of the top places to dive in the world, with its abundance of beautiful locales and affordable rates. Come and enjoy our Emerald Beach House! Always happy to answer any questions, thanks!
Keywords: House, Zip-lining, World Class Cuisine, Quiet Afternoons, Lush Jungle, Unique Culture, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Barrier Reef, Honduras, Half-Moon Bay, Roatan
Come enjoy our lovely beachfront home! I am a retired Doctor who built this house in 1998. My family and I love scuba diving, traveling, and we fell in love with this magnificent beach. We hope you can see this piece of paradise, too.
Maritza Kennedy purchased this house in 1998
Our unique access to the beach and our well-kept home make us an unforgettable experience. We have the best access to the beach and the water! No need to plan a walk down to the beach, we are right there, just a few seconds walk. We are also the only house with a private beach front garden area on West Bay Beach. You will have privacy on one of the world's best beaches and time to kick back and relax and enjoy yourself.
We have also been renting our home out for over fifteen years! Friends and family have stayed with us over the years, countless times, and because we were the first villa on the beach, you can also get the unique experience of our beautifully designed beach-front villa and garden! Enjoy your time here with the best access and the best privacy!
And our story has always been one of love for the reef and the water, the people, and the culture. Our family and house are known to locals, and you will truly have a unique experience with our beautiful home. Come see why we have been coming since 1998!
When you visit Roatan it is all about location.
Our home is located right on one of the best beaches in the world. We are one of two private homes right on West Bay beach. The beach is right there your feet and along the beach you have Flora, Fauna, Cuisine, Diving, Resorts, Pools, Massages, Shopping, and more. Not to mention the second largest reef is just a three minute swim out. But even so, it still is a quiet and tranquil and unique place. We hope you enjoy.
I hesitate writing this review as I hate the thought of this house getting booked up. We have been coming to Roatan for years and this is one of our favorite rentals. The thing that makes this house spectacular is the location. It's right on West Bay Beach but sits back a bit for privacy. The beach can get very busy and crowded. The area between the house and beach is your own little oasis of shade and privacy. The deck is a dream to sit on and watch sun sets and listen to the birds. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs. The master bedroom is huge! The home is a little on the older side. I only mention this because some folks only like to stay in fancy resort type places--we do not so this house was perfect for us. The owner was very easy to deal with and was prompt in answering all my questions. She put us in touch with the house manager that lined up our transportation and any needs we had. The house also came with a phone with preprogrammed numbers for us to call if we needed anything. We always dive at Bananarama which was a 5 min walk from the home so it was great to be able to have a close place to relax between dives. We cooked a majority of our meals in the home as well. There is a fruit/veggie/seafood truck that stops at the house so that was convenient. I can't say enough good things about this awesome rental. If you are looking for the best location right on the beach with privacy and views this is the place!
Can't beat this location! It's on the same beach as many resorts and restaurants and a short walk to great snorkelling with immeduiate swimming access. With your own private beach area you don't have to worry about saving a spot and you get some privacy with the trees and plants. The deck and hammocks offer more privacy and are a great place for people to congregate and relax both in the sun and in the shade. Bigger grocery stores are less accessible as you need a taxi or driver to take you into town, but the owner offers a contact who is able to accommodate this for a price. The accommodations themselves are very pleasant, clean and cared for. I would definitely recommend this unit for a family or group holiday.
We enjoyed the rental house for a week over new years with the best location, comfortable and spacious house. First of all Location Location Location. Couldnt have asked for a better spot right on the beach on one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Its close to the restaurants, hotels, etc. but on the quieter side of the beach. Second of all the house was set up as a second home with all the comforts and things needed. Third of all we hired the extra staff to cook lobster, shrip ceviche and fried fish so we enjoyed both the gourmet restaurants within walking distance on the beach and the delicious home cooking!
Highly recomended for all travelers! We went as a family with a small baby. However, some of us could head out to the restaurants and bars at walking distnce...
First time using VRBO and relieved on its success. Owners communication was excellent and very helpful arranging all kinks of fun. Had taxi's ready at the airport for our group of 3 couples. Went to the grocery store and met us at the house. They were staying downstairs the week and enjoyed their company. The house was just like the photos and clean. Everything you needed was there including a house alarm for us to feel our items were safe. The beach clean, long, white and peaceful. We scuba dived only 4 doors down all week long with Mayan Divers. Never had to get into a taxi to eat. Plenty of restaurants along the beach or jump into the water taxi and go to West End and find some more restaurants. My favorite was Bite on the Beach just a 3 min walk. Feed moray eels and barracuda while waiting for your meal. Mauitza helped the girls out with the places to shop. Arthur pointed out the snorkeling spots, offered to take us pattleboat fishing, and was there on the beach to just have some conversation with. Lots of the neighbors were also around to chat and offer insight to places and things to do. It is a safe area to walk back up to the main road and over to the other side of the island. On the last night Arther helped me suprise the group by having a campfire on the beach. Jonny the landscaper and handyman dug a large pit and gathered the firewood and it was blazing when we returned from the restaurant. Had lots of people stop, sit and chat. Could not have been a better ending to a fantasic week. We will be glad to return. Thank you for offering your home to us.
John, Brenda, Mike, Barb, Greg and Deb.
The house is disappointing at best. One of the bathrooms has a mold odor and another shower was not clean when we arrived. The house is very hot and it does not cool down with the "ocean breeze" as suggested. The bedroom air conditioning units are old and weak. We stayed one night and left for a better accommodation elsewhere. I do not recommend this facility.
On the beach there are many restaurants, an ATM, several world class resorts; all other attractions are at most a twenty minute drive. Next door, up a path, is Gumbalimba National Park which offers snuba diving for children (similar to scuba). Anthony Key's Resort has dolphin shows and a marine biology reserve and a notable museum. There are many world class restaurants nearby and water taxis can take you to West End for a taste of bohemian life. We hope you will contact us with any questions and concerns.
Please note all activities are locally available on West Bay Beach.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Please contact us for questions regarding rates, or anything in general.
We charge 80% prior to arrival and upon reservation at your earliest convenience. 20% will be given to our house manager, in addition to the damage deposit. She will be available throughout your stay to help you with any questions and concerns. Our housekeeper and cook is similarly available at a seperate rate for short stays, and free of charge twice a week for month long rentals. We charge for taxes as well.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.